Do you already have your graduate degree in the areas of education, psychology or human services but want to pursue a specialization in applied behavior analysis? If this applies to you, then completing the coursework to earn a certificate of completion within the existing graduate program in Special Education emphasizing a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be the right fit for you. In education, behavior analysts support avariety of individuals including parents, guidance counselors, healthcare providers, and others to provide evidenced-based assessment and behavior-based interventions. Areas of practice also include autism, community-based mental health, social work, and counseling. The content of this program will focus upon the application of ABA in special education and pediatric clinical settings, supporting needs of learners having autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and emotional or behavioral disorders. This course sequence has been specifically aligned with classroom and experiential requirements recommended by the international accrediting body for professionals providing ABA services, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), to develop, design, implement, and evaluate behavior analytic techniques that produce meaningful change for learners. Coursework within this certificate is derived from the Fifth Task List published by the BACB as well as the Board’s Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. The BACB Standards are listed on the following website as well as informationon the Board itself and the examination process at www.bacb.com. At a minimum, upon completion, students participating in these courses will have fulfilled coursework requirements to sit for examination to be a recognized Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
*This certificate is for persons who already possess a graduate degree in education orrelated field and are seeking to complete the coursework requirements only to sit for theBCBA exam.